Easy Thai prawn curry

Easy Thai prawn curry

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(197 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 4
Perfect Friday night food, a warming low fat prawn curry ready in just 20 minutes

Nutrition and extra info

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Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal180
  • fat9g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs6g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre1g
  • protein20g
  • salt0.86g
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  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, chopped



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 1 tsp fresh root ginger
  • 1-2 tsp Thai red curry paste (we used Sharwood's)
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 50g sachet coconut cream
  • 400g raw frozen prawns



    There are thousands of different species of prawn, but tiger, king and North Atlantic are the…

  • coriander, chopped, to serve (optional)


  1. Heat the oil in a medium saucepan. Tip in the onion and ginger, then cook for a few mins until softened. Stir in the curry paste, then cook for 1 min more. Pour over the chopped tomatoes and coconut cream. Bring to the boil, then leave to simmer for 5 mins, adding a little boiling water if the mixture gets too thick.

  2. Tip in the prawns, then cook for 5-10 mins more, depending on how large they are. Serve alongside some plain rice and sprinkle with a little chopped coriander, if you like.

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18th Feb, 2012
After reading the previous comments I added a couple of garlic cloves and some extra curry paste to give more flavour and the result was delicious! I also added some pepper and mushrooms as I think the curry would have been quite boring without any vegetables. The recipe is really easy and a quick dinner to serve up for the family. I'll definitely be making this again, although next time I might add some chilli to give the curry a bit of a kick.
30th Jan, 2012
Delicious recipe! Add more curry paste for a stronger flavour. One of my favourites!
28th Jan, 2012
Thumbs up for this recipe - it is delicious. I added a tiny bit of soft brown sugar - it really needed it.
22nd Jan, 2012
We tried cooking this for the first time and it was great!! Absolutely loved it and will definately try it again soon!
11th Jan, 2012
I love this dish, it's so easy to make and full of flavour. It's also cheap and healthy making it a regular meal in my house.
6th Jan, 2012
Very easy to make and it is a very tasty curry. Needs some veg added to make a more balanced meal though.
6th Dec, 2011
Really delicious, cheap, easy to make and tastes wonderful.
28th Nov, 2011
By far the easiest and quickest curry to make in the evening. Just serve with some green vegetables. If you've just finished training, it's great with lentils too.
27th Nov, 2011
Just looking at the ingredients I knew I wouldn't exactly be inspired this, but how its got 5 stars from over 100 people is beyond me! Its so boring and bland, added some chilli with the ginger and onion because I knew it would need something but it was still edible but very boring. At least add chillis if you like any kind of spice otherwise there is nothing there, I also used less tomato.
15th Nov, 2011
Easy, quick, very tasty!


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